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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

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Scientist and inventor of the theory of evolution.
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 27 Dec 1831  CECharles Darwin (1809-1882)in Her Majesty's ship Beagle, a ten-gun brig, having been twice driven back by heavy southwestern gales, sailed from Devonport under the command of Captain Fitz Roy.
    1831  CECharles Darwin takes his Bachelor of Arts exam.
 16 Jan 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, anchored at at Porto Praya, in St. Jago, the chief island of the Cape de Verd.
 16 Feb 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle reaches St-Pauls (1N, 29W).
 29 Feb 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle visits jungle near Bahia Brazil.
  5 Jul 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leaves the harbour of Rio de Janeiro.
 26 Jul 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, anchored at Monte Video.
 17 Dec 1832  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, arrives at Tierra del Fuego and and entered the strait of Le Maire.
    1832  CECharles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean.
  5 Mar 1833  CECharles Darwin reaches Straits of Ponsonby, Fireland (Tierra del Fuego).
 24 Jul 1833  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, sailed from Maldonado.
  3 Aug 1833  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, arrives off the mouth of the Rio Negro.
 13 Apr 1834  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, anchored within the mouth of the Santa Cruz.
   May 1834  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, entered the eastern mouth of the Strait of Magellan for a second time.
 10 Jun 1834  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, reaches the open Pacific, by way of the Straights of Magellan.
 23 Jul 1834  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile.
    1834  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia.
  4 Mar 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepcion.
  7 Mar 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle sailed from Concepcion back to Valparaiso.
 19 Jul 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, anchored in the Bay of Callao, at the seaport of Lima, Peru.
 20 Oct 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leave the Galapagos Archipelago for Tahiti.
 15 Nov 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, reaches Tahiti.
 26 Nov 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leaves Tahiti headign for New Zealand.
 19 Dec 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, reaches New Zealand.
 30 Dec 1835  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leaves New Zealand heading for Sidney, Australia.
    1835  CECharles Darwin and Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass.
    1835  CECharles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass.
 12 Jan 1836  CECharles Darwinin the HMS Beagle, reaches Sydney, Australia.
  5 Feb 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, reaches Hobart Town in van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).
  7 Feb 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leaves van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).
  6 Mar 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, reaches King George's Sound, close to the SW corner of Australia.
 14 Mar 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, leaves Australia from King George's Sound, heading for Keeling Island.
  1 Apr 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, arrived at the Keeling or Cocos Islands.
 29 Apr 1836  CECharles Darwin in HMS Beagle, passed round the northern end of Mauritius.
  2 Oct 1836  CEDarwin reaches the shores of England aboard HMS Beagle after being away for nearly 5 years.
    1839  CECharles Darwin elected as a member of Royal Society.
    1839  CECharles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood.
    1858  CECharles Darwin and Alfred Wallace were hastily paired to jointly present their ideas 'On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection' before the Linnean Society
    1858  CECharles R. Darwin and Alfred Wallace independently propose natural selection theories of evolution.
    1859  CECharles Darwin published 'On the origin of species by means of natural selection' explaining that evolution is a simple change in the overall character of a population of either plants or animals.
    1862  CECharles Darwin published the first thorough study of orchid pollination.
    1876  CEDarwin's book 'Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom' explained the concept of hybrid vigor.
    1928  CECharles G. Darwin and Walter Gordon solve the Dirac equation for a Coulomb potential 
  2 Jun 2003  CEThe British 'Beagle 2' was lauched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express Mission.
 25 Dec 2003  CEThe British 'Beagle 2' lander touches down on Mars.
 
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